Metalchopz (2624) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4.7% ABV version from the SAQ, in a green bottle. Wow... beautiful roasted malt nose with some light smoke and nuts. Colour is a clear copper with a creamy off-white cap, decent lasting with some good thick lacing. The taste is on the sweet side though, not showing much of the roasted malt. Second sip seems less sweet, almost watery. The smell disappears as well, but when you swirl your glass, some nice aromas come back, even a bit of coffee. Too bad the flavours are not present. Just some dull malt and this sweetness that comes and goes.
kingstoni (1756) - FINLAND - JAN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mostly clear dark brown color like a cola. Creamy light brown head. Sugary malty aroma. Sweet taste with some chocolate. Smooth texture. Medium body.
Finn (4710) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2014 Flaske 0,5l fra Kilpishalli. 3,8%. Drukket i heimen som trřst under innlegging av backlog 1 Des 11. Dyp gyldenbrun. OK hřyt litt farget skum som daler sakte men varer lenge. Markert aroma av karamell. Smaken det samme men med innslag noe ubestemmelig. Ikke helt god. Blir veldig sřt og lett. Hverken koseřl eller třrsteslukker. KI=7
Rune (9395) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle, 3.8% abv., thanks to Finn. Dark green bottle with a golden foil to its neck. Beige head, Deep, dark brown body, ruby glint. Grain-malty nose. Brown sugar and bready, dark malts in flavour. Modest bittersweet end. Dusty dry. Smooth. Nice, a tad too sweet, though (Tromsř, 13.01.2012).
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours a dark, ruby red with a nice white head. Tastes incredibly sweet, nice fruits, goes down very easily. Just about no bitterness, making it extremely accessible. Very adequate level of carbonation. This is probably one of the most underrated beers here, as I know I could initiate just about anybody to beer tasting with this one.
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is nearly non excistent, maybe some roasted malt.
flavour is light malty sweetness with a touch of roast. Meh.
Vaiz (3867) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Clear dark red pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is mostly absent, some sugary malts. Flavor is sweet sugar and a bit creamy. Boring brew.
BLAP (73) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got a 4,7% alcohol version. Dark brown color. Malty and light roasty aromas. Medium sweet taste and light bitterness from the roast.
Lanchester (189) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep reddish brown with a quickly dissipating light tan head. Aroma of grains and roasted malts, ’Sugar Crisp’ cereal comes to mind, leading me to believe this will be overly sweet. Sugary malt profile dominates the flavor, some of the roasted character peeks through on occasion but is surely lacking. Nondescript finish, and the beer is thin and watery on the palate to its detriment. Drinkable, but disappointing.
Kavu (2999) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours quite dark brown with a low head. Aroma is roasted malts, well balanced flavor is roasted malts with a hint of caramel. Pretty ordinary dunkel, quite decent.